Age of Absolute Monarchs

Events

Christopher Columbus

1492

Charles I/ Emperor Charles V

1516 - 1556

Sack of Rome

1527

Peace of Augsburg

1555

Reign of Phillip II

1556

Archbishop William Laud

1573 - 1645

Marie de Medici

1573 - 1642

Elizabeth executes Mary

1587

Spanish Armada

1588

Henry IV

1589 - 1610

Edict of Nantes

1598

Oliver Cromwell

1599 - 1658

Cardinal Mazarin

1602 - 1661

James I (Stuart) of Scotland

1603 - 1625

Louis XIII

1610 - 1643

Assassination of Sully

1610

King James Bible

1611

Michael Romanov

1613 - 1645

Thirty Years War

1618 - 1648

Jean Baptiste Colbert

1619 - 1683

Cardinal Richelieu

1624 - 1642

Charles I

1625 - 1649

La Rochelle

1627

Long Parliament

1640 - 1643

Frederick William III

1640 - 1688

English Civil War

1642 - 1649

Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

The Fronde

1648 - 1652

The "Intereggnum" Period

1649 - 1660

Leopold I

1658 - 1705

Louis XIV evokes Edict of Nantes

1658

King Charles II

1660 - 1685

King John III (Sobieski)

1674 - 1696

Peter the Great

1682 - 1725

Glorious Revolution

1688

Frederick I

1688 - 1713

Act of Settlement

1701

War of Spanish Succession

1701 - 1714

Queen Anne

1702 - 1714

Joseph I

1705 - 1711

Charles VI

1711 - 1740

Frederick William I

1713 - 1740

Peace of Utrecht

1714

Frederick II "The Great"

1740 - 1786

Maria Theresa

1740 - 1780